Planning to study in Tasmania? What an excellent idea! Not only will you benefit from access to some of Australia’s most breathtaking scenery and a pristine environment, but you will also gain a world-class education. There is only one University in the island state and that’s the University of Tasmania, or UTAS for short.
Don’t, for a second, believe that just because UTAS is remote and located at the bottom of Australia, it’s any less prestigious or effective in delivering the degree you seek. In fact, when choosing where to live, study or holiday, Tasmania has everything you need.
Ok, so it’s the only University in Tassie but it does have a few satellite campuses. The main one, in Hobart is located on the magnificent waterfront. The beautiful surroundings and crisp, clean air make studying a pleasure.
UTAS is particularly well-equipped to provide world-class tuition for tertiary students in the following fields of study:
Agriculture & Environmental Science; Architecture & Design; Art, Music, Theatre; Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Business & Economics; Computing & IT; Education & Teaching; Engineering; Health Sciences & Community Care; Law; Marine & Antarctic; Maritime Studies; Media; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Psychology; Science.
Wherever you study in Tasmania, the surroundings will be glorious. Here’s where you could be hitting the books in Hobart:
One of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston in the state’s north is rich with historic buildings. UTAS’S Newnham campus is a short drive from the city’s heart and overlooks the Tamar River. Set on 50 hectares, Newnham provides a wonderful learning environment and is where you’ll find the Australian Maritime College. It’s also home to the extraordinary Human Interface Technology Lab (HITLab AU), a unique facility where ground-breaking advances are being achieved in this incredible field.
Nearer the city is UTAS’s Inveresk satellite campus with its award-winning facilities including the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Creative Arts/Art & Theatre.
On Tassie’s breathtaking north-west coast is UTAS’s award-winning Cradle Coast campus. The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture is there, a joint venture between UTAS and the Tasmanian Government. Also at Cradle Coast is the University’s Rural Clinical School which offers training for health and medical students and provides experience in clinical care training specifically in rural and remote settings.
There is also a UTAS campus in Darlinghurst, Sydney which offers nursing and paramedicine education.
UTAS offers on-campus living on all sites. There are three options in Hobart, four in Newnham and one each at Inveresk and Burnie. Living on campus, you get to part of a student community; meet new people to study and socialise with! You’ll also likely save time and money because you won’t have to travel to your lectures.
The Uni can also assist with Homestay placements and accommodation for international students aged under 18.
Thanks to its close proximity to Antarctica and the island state’s unique ecosystem, the school offers niche courses such as marine and Antarctic science, polar health, and environmental law and governance. As the only University in the state, UTAS enjoys mutually beneficial partnerships with the State Government, corporate organisations, the Australian Antarctic Division and the CSIRO research agency.
Possibly the most famous UTAS alum of all is Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark who graduated in 1995 with a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degree. Australian Senator Christine Milne of the Greens Party, Olympic swimmer Shane Gould, novelist Richard Flanagan, 60 Minutes reporter Charles Wooley and David Walsh, owner of the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) all studied at UTAS.
Again, we have to say, it’s the only Tassie University. But for starters, International students love the opportunity to study in a place where there is so much opportunity for outdoor pursuits. They appreciate the safe, friendly and unique environment and the fact that UTAS is the best University for their chosen field.
Also, international students get the full Aussie experience in Tasmania. There are beaches, mountains and rivers, there is Australian bush and the whole state is teeming with native wildlife! Spot wallabies, possums and kangaroos. You can even watch southern right whales in October in the River Derwent! Pick apples, berries and stone fruits on local farms. Explore the wilderness, get to know Australia’s colonial past, have a drink in a classic Aussie pub or take a tour of Cascade Brewery, the oldest continually operating brewery in the country. Tasmania is a beautiful state, wherever you go and the opportunity to study there is a privilege that many international students appreciate very much.